My He(ART)-Full Life



Monday, January 2, 2012

hello 43!!!!

(this morning)
Hello 43!!! It's my birthday today and I claim and honor every single step that has brought me to this place of joy, acceptance and love. In between running to Home Depot a hundred times, measuring and unpacking and...trying to settle in...we had mini celebrations throughout the day. Tara knows it's my birthday but...she thinks it's her birthday too. Hilarious!! Tim surprised me with all sorts of things and I am simply... happy.
I feel great about turning 43...it feels more and more like I am becoming mySELF...the person I am meant to be. I feel strong and calm and centered. When I take some time to really look back at the road I have travelled, my stories of a full and complicated life...I am full of gratitude for this place I am in. And like Dr. Angelou says..." Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now."
** Dear friends...thank you all so so much for your birthday wishes...my inbox is overflowing with love and friendship and good juju!! From the bottom of my heart...I can't thank you enough. In the coming days...I will do my very best to get back to each and every one of you.  xxx

8 comments:

The Herkerts said...

Happy Birthday! This is Lindsa - Imet you in Barnes and Noble your last day in SD :) Hope the move is going well and you had a great Christmas!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a beautiful day. You look marvelous! :)

Janet said...

Happy birthday, beautiful lady! I hope your day was everything you wanted it to be.

jane said...

Delighted to hear that you had such a fabulous birthday! You are a radiant 43! xo Jane

ArtPropelled said...

Happy Happy Birthday! .... and to Tara too :-)
You both look so chuffed in this glorious photograph. I've caught the smiles!

laurie said...

happy birthday to both of you! i hope your day continues to be wonderful.

SooZeQue said...

Happy Happy Bday - Wow you get even more presents like a week after xmas... or does that mean you didn't get as many for xmas. Tim was probable hiding them all. I hear the sounds of decorating goin on over there! Glad you had an awesome day... and Tara too!

patty said...

I tried to call you and wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY but I guess it was your old # and not your cell... Anyway I think mid 40's are a wonderful time and I can tell you are embracing your age. Sending hugs from sunny AZ!!!